Full Time Position based in Port Macquarie.

Are you a passionate and dedicated Speech Pathologist seeking an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and their families?

Join our dynamic and compassionate team in Port Macquarie, and be part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment where every day presents new opportunities to grow, learn, and inspire.

Early Connections Alliance is a network of not-for-profit organisations working together to create a strong and connected Early Childhood Intervention Network on the Mid North Coast. All locations are Registered NDIS Providers working with a diverse range of children with a variety of needs and diagnoses. New graduates are welcome to apply and may be employed as an AHA until qualifications are formalised.

Why work for us:

  • Above award pay rates and conditions – 6 weeks paid leave and 15 days personal leave per year (or pro rata).
  • Relocation cost reimbursement may be available
  • Full Salary packaging benefits – increased tax free income. Public Benevolent Institutions (PBI’s) – (up to $15,899), Meal and Entertainment Card (up to $2,650) and Novated Leasing all available.
  • Diverse range of clients with a variety of needs and diagnoses.
  • Preexisting caseload
  • Option for new graduates to work as an Allied Health Assistant (AHA) until qualifications are finalised
  • Regular supervision and mentoring
  • Highly experienced team of Early Intervention Specialist Teachers, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists.
  • Be a part of the Early Connections Alliance (from Taree to Coffs Harbour) and benefit from the knowledge and experience of a vast Allied Health and Education Team.
  • Work alongside our experienced senior therapy and teaching staff.
  • Access to generous professional development opportunities
  • Flexible, family-friendly work arrangements

About the role:

  • Provide assessments, interventions and therapy to children 0-12 years with a diverse range of disabilities.
  • Visits to the home, childcare and school environments to provide an inclusive model of practice. Early Connections has extensive relationships within the community.
  • Opportunity to be a Key Worker within a transdisciplinary model and to provide consultation to Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Early Childhood Educators and families.
  • Educational sessions for parents, teachers and preschool staff.
  • Using CRM and iPad technology.

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Tertiary Degree in Speech Pathology or equivalent
  • Eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Experience providing Speech Pathology services to children and families
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Driver’s licence as this position would require some travel between services
  • NSW Working with Children and NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • A commitment to Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention, inclusive practice, family centred approach to service delivery
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Willingness to adopt and recommend routine based therapy strategies to facilitate child development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of evidence-based practise.
  • Ability to organise time and set priorities.

Whist there is a work vehicle, some travel is required using your own car. A current driver’s licence and comprehensive care insurance are prerequisites for the position. A current Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check are required. Part-time status will be negotiated on employment and may be dependent on the applicant’s level of experience.

For a confidential discussion or to request a position information pack please call or email Allison White (Manager): 02 6583 8238 or allison@earlyconnections-pmh.org.au.

Applications must address the selection criteria.